Animal Weight

How much does a Blue duiker weight?

It is hard to guess what a Blue duiker weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Blue duiker (Cephalophus monticola) on average weights 4.86 kg (10.71 lbs).

The Blue duiker is from the family Bovidae (genus: Cephalophus). It is usually born with about 709 grams (1.56 lbs). They can live for up to 12 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 69.3 cm (2′ 4″). Usually, Blue duikers have 1 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Blue duiker is 4.86 kg (10.71 lbs)

The blue duiker (Philantomba monticola) is a small antelope found in western, southern and eastern Africa. It is the smallest duiker. The species was first described by Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg in 1789. 12 subspecies are identified. The blue duiker reaches 32–41 centimetres (13–16 in) at the shoulder and weighs 3.5–9 kilograms (7.7–19.8 lb). Sexually dimorphic, the females are slightly larger than the males. The dark tail measures slightly above 10 centimetres (3.9 in). It has short, spiky horns, around 5 centimetres (2.0 in) long and hidden in hair tufts. The subspecies show a great degree of variation in their colouration. The blue duiker bears a significant resemblance to Maxwell’s duiker.Activity is diurnal (limited to daytime). Secretive and cautious, the blue duiker confines itself to the forest fringes. Territorial, individuals of opposite sexes form pairs and occupy territories, nearly 0.4–0.8 hectares (0.0015–0.0031 sq mi) large and marked by preorbital gland secretions. The blue duiker feeds on fallen fruits, foliage, flowers and pieces of bark, provided mainly by the forest canopies in their habitat. The age when sexual maturity is gained has been given differently by different studies. The species is monogamous, with pairs remaining together throughout the year. The length of the gestational period has been estimated from as little as four months to as long as seven months. Births occur throughout the year, though the birth rate might fall in the dry season. The calf is mainly kept in hiding and weaning occurs at 2.5 to 3 months.The habitat consists of a variety of forests, including old-growth, secondary, and gallery forests. Forests are preferred as these provide the animal with shelter through the dense understory and forage through the canopy. Though categorized as Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), the blue duiker is under threat from extensive bushmeat hunting across its range.

Animals of the same family as a Blue duiker

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Animals with the same weight as a Blue duiker

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cephalophus monticola:

Animals with the same size as a Blue duiker

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Blue duiker:

Animals with the same litter size as a Blue duiker

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Blue duiker:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Blue duiker

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Blue duiker: